Grow your Business beyond beds
Hostels are more than just a bed, and creating a memorable guest experience is a big part of what we do in the hostel industry.
List your Experiences through Counter and receive bookings from Hostelworld's community of tens of millions of travellers and locals looking for unique experiences.
Counter platform provides everything you need to run your business. You can manage your bookings, payments, inventory, run reports, and much more.
What can I do with Counter Experiences?
You can find tools tailored to your needs for hosting and scheduling experiences, managing payments, and gaining insights.
Can I import events from my Hostelworld Noticeboard?
In partnership with Hostelworld, Counter has built an import tool to transfer your Noticeboard events into Counter Experiences.
Login to your Hostelworld Inbox account, navigate to the Experiences tab, and click the "Get Started" button to begin importing your events.
Do I need a business license?
Depending on the activities involved, some experiences might require a business license. Make sure to check local laws in your area to determine which licenses may be required for your Experience, especially if there is food, alcohol, or transportation involved.
Can I set a minimum number of guests per Experience?
The default minimum number of guests you can host during each Experience is 1. Please feel free to update your settings in case you have a minimum group size requirement.
Are there any restrictions on the number of Experiences?
No, you can host as many and as often as you like—feel free to adjust your dates, times, and slots until you find what works best for you.
Can I sell free Experiences?
Absolutely. Many hostels host free experiences to build an active community and help guests feel at home in their space. You can set up free Experiences here to market your beds, bar, coffee shop, or other facilities to potential customers.
Is it possible to sell Experiences online?
Yes, we are in the process of connecting to Hostelworld's Experiences hub, so your guests can have the option to book an Experience on Hostelworld. This integration will be coming soon.
Here is Hostelworld’s new Experiences hub https://www.hostelworld.com/experiences-hub
Can I sell my Experiences to external guests?
Yes. This inventory is managed independently of your rooms. So you do have the option to sell them to in-house and external guests based on availability.
That's great - but how much is it going to cost me?
Nothing. Counter Experiences management is free - forever!
We believe that software can level the playing field allowing hostels to compete with other accommodation categories, so we would like to provide this tool to manage your hostel Experiences for free.
How to get started
Here’s a quick overview of the process
- Login to your Hostelworld
- Click on the Experiences Tab
- Sign Up to Counter, if you haven't already - It's Free
- Add an Experience - learn more
- Set your rates and availability for your Experience - learn more
- Start hosting your Experiences